AWS Launched Read Replicas for its Database Service

October 6, 2010 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from GigaOM.  Author: Editorial Staff.

Amazon Web Services, a division of Amazon announced it’s launching Read Replicas, a new feature for its relational database service, RDS. The new feature would make it easy to scale MySQL deployments, and would make it a breeze for Amazon customers to create one or more copies of a MySQL database instance.

  • Read Replicas can be created using the AWS management console or RDS APIs or RDS Command Line tools.
  • The Read Replica will have the same MySQL version as the original.
  • Read Replicas are billed at the same rates as standard DB instances.
  • The Replicas can have more storage and processing power independent of the original DB instance.

You can get more details on Read Replicas on the AWS Blog. For original press release, click here.